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Today’s VETgirl online veterinary continuing education blog is by veterinary behaviorist, Dr. Lisa Radosta from Florida Veterinary Behavior Service on Canine Cognitive Dysfunction Syndrome (CDS) or Canine Cognitive Dysfunction (CCD); these terms are often used interchangeably. With our aging pet population, we veterinarians are seeing more behavioral problems in dogs (typically over 9 years). In current studies, 22-28% of elderly dogs showed at least one sign of CDS. So, what should we do? We want to make sure to monitor our patients for DISHA, which stands for:

Interactions (changes in)
Sleep Wake Cycle (changes in)
Anxiety or Aggression

In Part 1 of 3, Dr. Radosta explains how to use a screening tool in our dogs > 10 years of age. Looking to learn more? Sign up for our subscription to tune into all our podcasts!

  1. I love it that you are talking about CDS! I will be seeing Dr. Gary Landsberg this weekend as he is giving a talk at the Uni of WI – School of Vet Med’s behavior program.

    “Do the pet a favor – and ask about Behavior!”

    Thanks for getting the word out about our Senior pets! Dave

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